You think this is bad, wait until, if ever, they legalize poker online. Gov. always seems to make the easy hard, they could turn a lifetime long twinkie into a rotten pile of mush.
I've had this battle with several players in the past that keep clicking their heels in hopes that the gov. will see it their way.
You may end up with, few options, too high of stakes and or rakes. For instance California
indian casinos in the south part of the state have huge minimums sometimes starting at $25 per blackjack hand.
For some of you thats fine but joe and jane pokermann in a whole wont play those high stakes. Another big problem is politicians greed, dont be surprised to see $10 minimum tournaments with a 2 or even 2.50 fee.